The parkrun Virtual Volunteer is the only official parkrun timer and scanner application in the App Store and it is free to download for anyone to use at a parkrun event.

It is easy to use with a very simple interface.

-Big easy-to-press button
-Audible beep for each time recorded
-Scrollable list of times

-Reads printed barcodes very easily and quickly
-Audible beep and/or vibrate alert on successful scan
-Only scans position token after parkrunner ID
-Scrollable list of scanned parkrunners

Scanner and timer files can be exported using email to the event’s email address for processing.

This app must not be used without the permission of the Run Director on the day.


What’s New

Version 1.2.5

New language translations for:
* German
* Welsh (UK)
* French
* Canadian (French)
* Italian
* Polish
* Russian
* Japanese

Improved Error logging
Show "Disable Airplane Mode" warning on export
Show "Old results" warning when entering timer or scanner

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Dedicated to my fitness stats ,

Fantastic alternative scanner

We had reason to use this on Saturday because our barcode scanners weren’t available (they were left in someone’s garage). The scanner functionality was brilliant. Very very grateful this app has been created otherwise we would have been hand-writing 200 entries.
Would be good if you could select a single entry and delete it - when lots are being shoved at you, it is possible to scan the wrong one. Also, would be great if you could scan the finish tokens handed over by people without their barcode, and manually enter the person’s name. Or at least flag the token number as ‘Forgotten barcode’. And some instructions would be good.
But, overall, great app. Could definitely replace the handheld scanners completely.

MKitchin ,

Awesome app - one little issue

Love the app. Very simple and intuitive.
One (ok, two) suggestions.
1. A more obvious feedback (flash?) on each split would help when it gets busy; haptic is not always obvious, and audio is not obvious enough... which bring me to point two;
2. To stop numpties like me making the Run Directors life miserable, in addition to warning to switch to flight mode a reminder before starting that the volume buttons are also split buttons would be great.
Lesson learned.

mmmmm271937 ,

Could be good...

So we decided to try this app as a backup to our stopwatch this week as last week we had an issue with the stopwatch. I turned my phone to airplane mode and we started... was going really well and kept in time with the stopwatch.... then I thought that the little blip noise that it makes when you touch the split time button could be louder... so I pressed my up volume button 4 times. Annoyingly I didn’t realise that everytime I pressed the volume button it added another split time. So our stopwatch timber was up to runner number 6 and I was up to 14!!! So just a warning, don’t try to adjust your volume while using this app.. so we had to delete the app times. Will try again next week.


parkrun Global Limited
18.9 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Welsh

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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